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Operating Expenses

If you're running a business in any capacity and you have expenses that you have to pay to keep the business going, those are your operating expenses. Operating expenses are sometimes abbreviated as OPEX, and include things such as:

  • Rent
  • Equipment
  • Marketing
  • Payroll
  • Insurance

Operating expenses are different than COGS in that COGS are only the expenses that go along with directly offering the product or service your business is offering.